I love me some audiobooks
This book started out slow but seemed to be building a tempo that had promise of really being masterful. I was sadly mistaken. The whole inter-dimensional plot got so convoluted that I nearly quit listening for good, several times. This author tries to weave too many theories together in describing the final outcome of 122112. There were some intriguing ideas that this book presented but they were thrown in almost as filler and not well developed. It was also a frustration that the author used biblical passages to reference the apocalyptic events, but the book is far from having any evangelical Christian eschatological foundation. When the main character finally enters the demonic dimension toward the end of the book things got especially weird; i.e. the reason for my review title.
This was a book written for the secular masses who only want a good sci-fi story to somewhat tie together the 2012 speculations. Apparently this book is making it to the big screens as well. Go figure.
I have to say that despite the previous reviews that panned this book, I really enjoyed listening to it. I retract that, I actually didn't like listening to it, because of the narrator. he almost ruined it for me. but it was an interesting read. It did have a mess-load of concepts all mushed into one story: aliens, the multiverse, ancient ruins, portals, political conspiracy, reincarnation, spirit possession, slavery, the end of days, you name it. So much so, that I almost got lost in the soup myself, but I replayed some of the passages and it pulled all together for me by the end. Having recently accepted my agnosticism (?), I came away believing in nothing and everything. Aliens, yeah I can believe it, dragons, ghosts, bigfoot, fairies, yeah them too (via the stargate/multiverse theory, of course ). It would be cool, if it were all true.
The book starts off great with a captivating plot of an apocalyptic future - but then it takes a wrong turn and looses some of its mystery. The ending, however, is the most disappointing part of the book - it is somewhat forced, as though the writer has ran out of ideas for the book's ending, or if this ending was planned in advance - it hadn't come out right.
This book would be better if it were condensed, maybe even a lot. For me, it is a slow read - I'm having a difficult time staying interested. In fact, I have listened to seven other books while still trying to finish this one.
Look for the details, that is what life is about.
I didn't listen to the entire thing. After giving it 2 hrs of my ear, I just couldn't handle the readers voice. Maybe if someone else reads it the book might be more appealing. :J
Think about every paranormal, alien-invasion, parallel universe, time-warp and supernatural story you've ever heard. Dump them all into a mixer and set the machine's dial to "liquify." That's this book. Previous reviewers' use of the word "disjointed" was exceedingly kind.
Just more political global warming B.S.Where all conservatives are evil.Would like my money back , I stop listening half way through.
My bet is on the Mayans.......
Interesting twists, liked the angle tho
Just terrible. I don't even know why I finished listening to it - I guess because I have enjoyed some of Streiber's previous work and was hoping it would get better. It was saccharin, maudlin and redundant. The basic premise and driving story line, sans all the ridiculous Harlequin Romance-style details with repetitive and bizarre descriptions of bodily functions, odors, tastes and unnecessary lame sex, could have been summed up in half the time and to much better effect. This was supposed to be a sci-fi thriller not a sappy homily on love of family. I am actually kind of shocked it was so bad. I want to scream to get it out of my head!